- January 17, 2022

How To Make the Most of MLK Jr. Day in Austin

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MLK Jr. Day is here. This year we celebrate the 27th anniversary of the Civil Rights leader’s legacy. Did you know it it’s considered a “day on” as opposed to a “day off?” This national holiday encourages Americans to volunteer to improve our communities.

Here are a few ways for you to pay tribute to MLK Jr. Day 2022. 

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Pease Park Conservancy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Food Drive
Monday, January 17 | From 9 to 11 a.m. | Pease Park, 1100 Kingsbury Street

MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 17 | From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. | United Way of Williamson County, 1111 N I-35 (Round Rock)

MLK March & Celebration
Monday, January 17 | Starting at 9:30 a.m. | Dunbar Park, 801 W. Martin Luther King Dr. (San Marcos)

MLK Day Parade & Street Festival
Monday, January 17 | From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | 200 W. Willis (Leander)

MLK Car Parade
Monday, January 17 | From 10 to 11:30 a.m. | E. MLJ Jr. Industrial Boulevard (Lockhart)

Austin MLK Day Livestream
Monday, January 17 | Starting at 10:45 a.m. | Virtual

Honor MLK Jr. by Watching His I Have a Dream Speech
Anytime | Virtual | Click Here

Learn about LBJ’s role in the civil right’s movement at the LBJ Library which is FREE on MLK Day!

OPT OUTSIDE

In addition to honoring MLK Jr. with a day of service, why not opt outside? Here are some family friendly places we recommend visiting where you can safely socially distance.

Take an easy stroll or hike somewhere like: Bull Creek Greenbelt, McKinney Falls State Park, Pedernales Falls State Park, Hamilton Greenbelt, or Shoal Creek Trail.

Visit an Austin nature center or museum like: Zilker Botanical Garden, Fortlandia at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, or Laguna Gloria.

Take a short drive to a nearby city and wander around their parks or town square. We recommend Wimberley, Georgetown, and Bastrop. Though you can find even more here.